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osmosis

os·mo·sis

osmosis

 
pronunciation:
az mo sihs [or] as mo sihs
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the passage or diffusion of a liquid through a semipermeable membrane until the concentration is the same on both sides of the membrane, or the tendency of a liquid to diffuse in such a way.
definition 2: a gradual, subtle, and usu. unconscious absorption, as of ideals or mannerisms.
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derivations: osmotic (adj.), osmotically (adv.)